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Fully Funded Open Society Fellowship 2018 in USA

Fully Funded Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards

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Fully Funded Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards 

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Awards are available for study in the following areas:

  • Communications, Journalism & Media
  • Culture, History & Society
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education Management & Leadership
  • Environment & Natural Resource Management
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Law (including Human Rights law)
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Public Health Policy & Health Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work

The Open Society Foundations and Scholarship Programs are committed to equal opportunity, and exercise that policy in relation to all admissions processes. CSLA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.


CSLA provide financial and administrative support for the following:

  • Pre-academic preparation via summer schools
  • Program-related travel
  • Tuition and mandatory university fees
  • Monthly stipend for room, board and other living expenses
  • Accident and sickness insurance during the program
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development
  • Attendance at a regional Scholarship Programs conference
  • Accommodations during the application process and the duration of the grant for applicants with disabilities

The program does not support:

  • Dependent family members
  • Those currently enrolled in an international Master’s degree program with support from a scholarship or fellowship
  • Employees involved in the administration of the Civil Society Leadership Award or their family members


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a citizen of an eligible country;
  • demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
  • have an earned bachelor’s degree as of May 15, 2018 with an excellent academic record;
  • demonstrate professional experience related to your chosen field of study;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities;
  • be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2019 and start their degree program in August or September 2019;
  • be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country; and
  • demonstrate a clear commitment to their home country or region to strengthen open society development.

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Deadline: 15th May 2018


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline13 May,2018



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